Your destination wedding in Greece on a budget

by Sarah Hatjipavlis-Grecian Ceremonies-Celebrant in Greece

Have you always dreamt of saying your vows on a sandy beach, the crystal-clear blue waters lapping at your feet?

Are you planning a fairy tale wedding in Greece, but you are worried about your budget?

As a wedding celebrant in Greece I travel all around the country writing and officiating unique destination wedding ceremonies, so I have seen a lot. Here I would like to share some wedding ideas and inspiration for any couple planning a wedding in Greece.

Just the two of us- Intimate elopement wedding

You know the old song right, vocals by the late Bill Withers. Well you can get married in Greece, just the two of you! Described as an intimate elopement wedding, these days there is nothing last minute about this type of wedding. Some couples choose not to tell their family and friends about their plans, some do. An intimate wedding like this can be so romantic, so emotion…

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Luxury Wedding Planning

Whether you are planning a luxury wedding which will cost £500,000 or a wedding which will cost £20,000, the process is the same. You may have read that and be saying how can it be the case? Having planned weddings and events around the world on varying budgets, I can tell you there are actually quite a lot of similarities. So, I have selected a few for you to consider.

Make It Personal

You can have the biggest budget, but if your selections are not personal then you will look back on your special day and have no connection to it.

Every choice, from your flowers to your main course should be personal to you as a couple. The venue co-ordinator will take you around your selected venue and probably show you a location such as the staircase and say every bride has a photograph taken here, or possibly show you the ballroom and tell you that is where you will have your ceremony. If you like what they have suggested that is fine as you will have it dress…

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5 Things a Wedding Planner Knows That You May Not

Having planned weddings and events in a variety of different countries, there are a few tips I thought you should know. Whilst budgets dictate what type of wedding you can afford, the principles always remain the same, so I hope reading 5 Things a Wedding Planner Knows that you may not helps you.

1. Create a Budget First

Getting married is an exciting time and it can be easy to rush into things before you have sat down and properly decided your budget, but it is something you must do. So, before you sign any contracts, sit down with your partner and create a detailed budget so you both know exactly what you have to spend. You don’t want to end up arguing over something that is meant to be the best day of your life, so your budget needs to include everything from the shoes, gratuities if applicable, bonbonnieres, accommodation, power if you are having your wedding/reception outside etc

2. Select Your Guests

The number of guests you have dict…

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